Atopy and depression: results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study

@article{Timonen2003AtopyAD,
  title={Atopy and depression: results from the Northern Finland 1966 Birth Cohort Study},
  author={Markku Timonen and Jari J Jokelainen and Helin{\"a} Hakko and Sylvi Silvennoinen-Kassinen and Victor Benno Meyer-Rochow and Anne Herva and Pirkko R{\"a}s{\"a}nen},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={738-744}
}
Several studies have suggested an association between IgE-mediated atopic allergies and depression. The present study extends our understanding about putative gender differences of this association and provides further epidemiological evidence for our previous finding that the association between atopy and depression may be characteristic for females only. In order to clearly determine the presence of atopic disorders and depression, we used more valid tools than had been employed earlier and… CONTINUE READING

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